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Gontor Hammerfell
Gontor Hammerfell
Biographical information
Death

Year 1184

First Comic

994

Last Comic

1174

Physical description
Species

Dwarf (Vampire)

Gender

Male

Hair color

White

Chronological and political information
Affiliation

Creed of the Stone
Hel (Vampire spirit inhabiting body)

Class

Cleric

Alignment

Evil

Known masters

"Durkon"

Status

Destroyed

D&D Stats
Level

13+[1]

Wis

19+[2]

Skills

Speak Language: Dwarven

Abilities

Standard Dwarf, Cleric, and Vampire abilities

Exarch Gontor Hammerfell was the administrator of the Northern Godsmoot and a dwarven cleric of the Creed of the Stone, in which he held the title of exarch. As a member of the Creed, he did not worship any particular deity but rather Elemental Earth itself. He and the other members of the Creed were responsible for creating the cathedral at the top of Zenith Peak.

As a young man, Gontor was provided a career in the family business by his parents, and an arranged marriage to a dwarf from a slightly more prosperous clan. Gontor cast aside these things to join the Creed of the Stone.[3]

He was present at the arrival of Veldrina, Wrecan, Roy Greenhilt and Belkar Bitterleaf and decided to escort the High Priest of Hel to its Great Nave personally.[4]

Upon learning that his Creed had no deity to speak for its clerics nor formal protection or representation at the moot, he was slain and fed upon by the High Priest of Hel.[5]

Gontor Hammerfell Vampire

Vampire Gontor Hammerfell.

Gontor's corpse, raised as a vampire by the High Priest of Hel with Malack's staff, later infiltrated the Mechane while the latter was busy fighting Roy.[6] He stole Vaarsuvius' teleporation orb despite the resistance of the various animals on board the airship. He was able to sneak back into the Godsmoot, where after the vote ended in a tie, he and "Durkon" teleported away to put in action their plan to dominate the vote of the dwarvish Council of Clans. He is currently in Firmament. He attempted to enter the Temple of Thor to execute this plan, but "Durkon" changed plans to instead confront the Order in the banquet hall of the temple of Odin. However, Gontor was sent away from this fight, and so was not destroyed with "Durkon" and the other vampires.

Gontor arrived at the Council of Clan Elders as it was gathering. He and his vampires dominated a majority of the Clan Elders as well as the guards.[7] With Hel's assistance, he read a Gate spell scroll to summon a Nightcrawler.[8] Gontor defended the council chamber from the Order, and then from the extended Thundershield family and friends, but was ultimately unsuccessful in stopping their advance. He retreated to the council chamber where he was nearly successful in orchestrating a "yes" vote for the end of the world, before Durkon suspended the council's activities on a legal technicality by breaking the ceiling with his hammer which subsequently broke the council table.[9] Gontor then attacked Sigdi, before he was overwhelmed by the onrushing friends of Durkon. They held him in the pool of sunlight created by Durkon's hammer throw, destroying him utterly.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Based on his use of Summon Monster VII, he is at least a level 13 cleric. He also retains racial and vampiric abilities.

Equipment and WeaponsEdit

  • Scrolls: Gontor had "a few" scrolls on his person when he was turned into a vampire, which included a Gate scroll. What scrolls remain is unknown.[2]
  • Gontor also has in his possession: plate armor and a belt.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Comic #1161, "Easy to Forget"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Comic #1158, "Gatespender"
  3. Comic #1087, "Masters Mastering Mastery"
  4. Comic #994, "Invitation Only"
  5. Comic #995, "Welcome to the Church"
  6. Comic #1012, "Yellow Means Caution"
  7. Comic #1156 "In All Fairness"
  8. Comic #1158, "Gatespender"
  9. Comic #1173, "Turn the Table"
Appearances
994, 995, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1085, 1086, 1087, 1088, 1109, 1111, 1156, 1157, 1158, 1159, 1160, 1161, 1164, 1166, 1167, 1169, 1170, 1171, 1172, 1173, 1174
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